How many of you are familiar with the song “Playmate”? I use to love it when I was young.
Here’s is the first verse:
Playmate come out and play with me, and bring your dolly’s three,
climb up my apple tree;
slide down my rain barrel, slide down my cellar door;
and we’ll be jolly friends forever more!
At our previous home we had a darling playhouse. It was actually a small pioneer home turned playhouse.
These pictures are from a scrapbook I made in ‘1998’. The year we brought the building in. They are not the best, but it gives you an idea of what it looked like. It had changed so much when we moved in ‘2009’. Lot’s of trees around it now.
I decorated the inside décor with a bit of Mary Englebreit charm. I white washed the walls and Kylee helped me stencil fruit. It was furnished with vintage and thrift finds that I collected for years. The cupboard was built by my FIL for my oldest daughter, Nichole. Hankies hung from one of the windows on a clothesline.
My sister gave me the mini couch and I had it recovered. Hubby built the clothesline, complete with crows. A wash tub hung on the side for those laundry day chores.
Vintage tins were planted with Violas and child sized toys found homage just outside the door.
When we moved I was sad to leave it behind. Luckily, my youngest son bought our home. He has two boys, but someday maybe a girl will have as much fun as Kylee did. Really, though even my grandsons loved playing in it. My friend, Diana always wished that she could find an old building to make a playhouse for her back yard.
As luck would have it that day came about 7 years ago. It was going to be demolished so they gave it to her.
She has been working on it a little each year. Last week the darling was finished. And I do mean darling!
We saw the shutter idea on a cute store in S.L.C. We sketched them on a piece of paper hoping to make them some day. (yes, planning on a new outbuilding here soon)
Let’s step inside!
Is this not darling or what? she found the chairs at Ross. The table was a thrift find she repainted.
If you came to play we could have a spot of tea. A special doily has been placed on the chair just for you!
Don’t fret if you can’t find anything to wear, there are lots of fancy shoes for us to share!
My dolly would love to play with yours!
Diana and I use to be partners in a business where we taught Tole painting lessons. I love that she hung some of the plates that she painted years ago.
Doesn’t this make you wish you were a kid again?
More cute décor outside. Don’t you love the red window made door?
Now that you’ve met this little darling, meet the creative genius behind it. My friend, Diana.
Diana is really a multi talented gal. She did a lot of the work on the playhouse herself. Including sheet rocking the entire inside.
She’s one handy girl to call friend!
I must admit, a bit of jealousy going on over here at Mrs. Olson’s! lol!